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March 14, 2013

On the Record: A listing of today’s births, district judges and police reports



To Haley Bianco of New Castle and Bryan Torsello of New Castle, a son, on March 12, 2013.

To Caitlin Knis of New Castle and Dakota McKissick of New Castle, a daughter, on March 13, 2013.


To Lynnlee Barbati of New Castle and Dennis Yale of New Castle, a daughter on March 11, 2013, at Horizon Hospital, Farrell.



•Burglary. Someone broke into a home in the 700 block of Countyline Street between midnight March 3 and noon March 7. Nothing was reported missing.

•Burglary. Someone entered a house in the 700 block of Blaine Street around 6 p.m. Monday. A caller told police people were inside the house. The front door was open.

•Attempted retail theft. Kristen A. Sipe, 18, of 320 Fairground Road, was arrested for allegedly trying to steal merchandise from a store on Moravia Street around 2 p.m. Tuesday. She tried to grab her purse from an officer and had to be subdued. Police found a spoon, a scouring sponge and two needles inside a stuffed animal. She is charged with retail theft, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Burglary. Police said Jeffrey Hooks, 28, of 201 Boyles Ave. broke into an apartment in the 300 block of Halco Drive between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday and stole an electronic game set, two DVDs and a television. He is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.

•Attempted burglary. Someone tried to break into a home in the 100 block of Terrace Ave. between 2 p.m. Monday and 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

•Criminal mischief. Someone broke the windshield of a sport utility vehicle parked in the 400 block of Neshannock Avenue between 11:30 and 11:50 a.m. Feb. 20. Police have charged Lamar William Madison, 25, of 401-18 Neshannock Ave., with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct in connection with the incident.

•Burglary. A television was stolen from an apartment in the 1000 block of Beech Street around 1:30 p.m. Monday.

District judges

Melissa A. Amodie

•Andrae Lamont Jackson, 30, of New Castle, charged by the Lawrence County district attorney with manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, intent to possess a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, endangering the welfare of children and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

New Castle police charged the following people:

•Cory Kelly, 24, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.

•James W. Hill III, 25, of Rankin, Pa., disorderly conduct.

•Tadarius Kelley, 26, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.

•Brittney Flak, 19, of New Castle, burglary, criminal trespass, harassment, simple assault and two counts of conspiracy.

•Stephen D. Threats, 23, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.

•Russell B. Malcolm, 33, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

•Angela M. DeJesus, 35, of New Castle, public drunkenness and similar misconduct.

•David J. Desalvo, 47, of New Castle, burglary and criminal trespass.

•Jamie Lynn Wise, 42, of New Castle, disorderly conduct.

•Tristan N. Morgan, 27, of Detroit, defiant trespass.

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Police Reports
  • Police.jpg Home invasion suspect out of hospital, in jail

    A man shot during an alleged home invasion has been released from the hospital and jailed. Richard Andrew Javens, 43, of 3063 McClelland Ave. was discharged from Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh Saturday and immediately taken into custody on a warrant.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg City man to answer Wyoming drug charges first

    A North Hill man arrested for allegedly having guns and drugs in his house is being extradited to Wyoming. After that, Michael Antonini IV, 21, will face multiple drug charges in Lawrence County, according to New Castle Police Chief Bobby Salem.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire.jpg Photo, Video, Story: Three families homeless after fire ravages two houses

    Bronte Baxter was at home with her two babies Monday when she saw flames at the back of her house. “I was in the living room and saw fire in the kitchen,” the resident of 602 Taylor St. said. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and I went upstairs to get my phone.”

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Uncle of boy hurt at park lauds rescuers

    An uncle of the boy who fell at McConnell’s Mill State Park lauded rescue workers for their efforts. The Rev. Keith Karns said he arrived to find crews in the midst of a grueling, three-hour effort.

    April 15, 2014

  • fire.jpg VIDEO: City blaze ignites neighboring home

    A fire that started in a duplex at 532 Taylor St. today ignited a neighboring home. Three families were displaced by the blaze that broke out around 9:30 a.m. and destroyed both two-story structures.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • fire.jpg Teen injured at McConnell’s Mill

    A teenage boy was listed in fair condition yesterday at a Pittsburgh hospital after a fall Saturday at McConnell’s Mill State Park.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Police.jpg Official: New fad drug found in search

    Marijuana butter, an up-and-coming fad, was among the suspected drugs police seized Friday, along with guns and money.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • City man arrested on drug charges

    A West Side man is in jail after police allegedly found suspected marijuana in his apartment. New Castle police arrested Robert Lee Gordon Jr., 39, of Apt. 601, McGrath Manor, at his home after executing a sealed search warrant there Wednesday.

    April 12, 2014

  • Police.jpg Police seek man in car-truck crash

    New Castle police are seeking information about an accident in which a truck hit a car on Highland Avenue Thursday afternoon.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • More gunshots reported at Crestview

    For the second time in two days, residents of Crestview Gardens were plagued by the sound of morning gunfire.

    April 11, 2014

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